Bahrain’s King, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, deputised the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, to attend the graduation ceremony of the 13th Joint Command and Staff course.
The Commander-in-Chief deputised the Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General, Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, to attend the graduation ceremony on his behalf, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Patronised by HM the King, the graduation ceremony was held at the Royal Command, Staff and National Defence College.
Some verses from the Holy Quran were recited, and then the Royal Command, Staff and National Defense College Commandant, Rear Admiral Abdulla Said Al-Mansoori, delivered a speech in which he affirmed that thanks to the forward-looking vision of HM the King, the Supreme Commander, and the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, the BDF has become a military force that is capable of defending the nation’s achievements and capabilities.
He paid tribute to the Commander-in-Chief, the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Royal Command, Staff and National Defence College, for his constant follow-up and directives to develop the College, which has entitled it to offer the latest military curricula and programs that match those provided by its counterparts in the region, making it a good destination for military science students, and a distinguished research centre for military and strategic issues at all levels.
After that, the Chief of Staff delivered a speech in which he conveyed the congratulations of the Commander-in-Chief to the graduations on their success in obtaining the Master’s degree in military sciences, and praise of the tremendous efforts they have exerted throughout the course.
He saluted the officers from the military forces of brotherly countries who have taken part in the course, extending thanks to them for their constructive cooperation, and innovative initiatives and ideas during the session.
He also asserted that their success in passing the course, provided by the Royal Command, Staff and National Defence College, which is a distinguished military and training monument of which everyone is proud, will be helpful for them in their professional military career.
He extended sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the training session, including the Commandant of the Royal Command, Staff and National Defence College, supervisors and teachers, for their dedication and fruitful work, wishing everyone further success.
Then, the BDF Chief of Staff handed over master’s degree certificates in military sciences to the graduates of the session in which a number of officers from Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen participated.
Commander of the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF), Air Vice-Marshal Shaikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, National Guard Staff Director, Major-General Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Major-General Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala, senior BDF officers, senior state officials and Military Attachés of the participating countries also attended the graduation ceremony.